What should I expect during my facial?
I will have a brief consult with you before we begin your facial. You will be asked questions about any allergies, your skin, skin care and lifestyle. You have the option of wearing a facial robe or undresssing to your comfort level. All of my facials are customized to your skin's needs, whether you have oily, combination, normal, dry, acneic, or mature skin. Each facial includes a décolleté, and scalp massage.
What is high frequency?
High frequency is a small device that emits electrical currents. It infuses the skin with oxygen and instantly boosts circulation. It promotes healing and kills bacteria making it perfect for acne prone skin. High frequency is also great for fine lines and wrinkles and stimulates cell renewal.
Contraindications for high frequency are: pacemaker, pregnancy, epilepsy, broken capillaries, active cancer, certain autoimmune conditions, diabetes, metal implants close to the face (though certain piercings do just fine - just ask).
What is LED light therapy?
It's recommended that you get a facial once a month.
A facial with hydrodermabrasion combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and serum infusion all in one. The machine uses little tips that are customized to your skin type. These are non invasive and there is no downtime after this facial. Treatments can consist of skin lightening, reduction of wrinkles, improved skin texture elasticity, reduction of the appearance of scars, deep hydration and moisturization, refine pores, help repair sun-damaged skin, and promote softer, smoother skin.
LED light therapy is a light that covers your face while you wear special goggles over your eyes to protect them. The red light helps wound healing and tissue repair and is very beneficial for wrinkles. The blue light is great for acne and sun damage.
Contraindications for LED light therapy are: epilepsy and medicines that cause photo sensitivity.
How often should I get a facial?
What is a hydrodermabrasion facial?
What should I expect during a hydrodermabrasion facial?
This facial is customized to your skin's needs. Whether you have acne, mature, dry, oily, combination or normal skin, the hydrodermabrasion is suited for all skin types. During the facial you will receive a double cleanse, exfoliation and any extractions using the hydrodermabrasion machine. Serums will be infused into the skin by machine or oxygen infusion. After serums - a hydrating mask with facial & décolleté massage.
What are some of the serums that can be used?
- Vitamin C: great for brightening and stimulating collagen
- Peptides: for collagen and elastin, great for younger, firmer looking skin
- Salicylic: perfect for use on acneic skin and also breaking unclogging pores
- Hyaluronic: attracts moisture to boost hydration on the surface of the skin
What is oxygen infusion?
A continuous stream of oxygen enriched with serum, is sprayed onto the surface of the skin. These serums provide active ingredients that instantly brighten and moisturize the skin, revealing glowing healthier looking skin.
How long will it take to see results?
You can expect to see results immediately after your facial. You only need to have one facial a month, but if you desire different results, I can do a consult with you to determine what you need.
What about after care?
- Allow your skin to rest after your facial. That includes no makeup.
- Try to avoid any activities that would require your body to sweat, such as being in a sauna, tanning, or working out.
- Avoid touching your skin and avoid any other products the rest of the day.
- The next few days after your facial, limit your exposure to the sun, any exfoliation, or massage.
- Avoid any skincare products with abrasive and peeling properties and choose only hydrating ones.
What is Nanoneedling?
Don't let the name scare you - Nanoneedling doesn't actually use any needles. Instead, thousands of microscopic pyramid-like tips made of silicone penetrate the skin's epidermis delivering serum into the skin. This exfoliates the skin as well as hydrates it with a serum customized for you. Nanoneedling is great for most skin types. It helps fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, and can also benefit skin texture and scars as well.
Do you sell skincare products?
I sell and use clinical grade skincare products from Circadia and Hawaiian botanicals from Honua Skin Care.